After abortion, women often walk away feeling grief as though they have no right to grieve, no right to struggle emotionally, and no right to feel or express feelings of sadness or emptiness.
The symptoms of traumatic grief are complex, often requiring the help of a therapist. The most common symptoms and how to cope with them are listed here.
It seems that much more cruel to have to endure postpartum depression after miscarriage when your arms are empty. Your loss is real. And so is your grief.